Biography

Dr. Leigh M. Johnson, Associate Professor, is a native Memphian who received her Master's in Philosophy from Villanova University and her Ph.D. in Philosophy with a Doctoral Minor in Africana Studies from The Pennsylvania State University. Her primary areas of teaching and research are in moral and political philosophy, including feminist philosophy, critical race theory and theories of gender and sexuality. She is also an avid technophile and a documentary filmmaker, and has brought those interests into the classroom over the last several years by incorporating philosophy of film and philosophy of technology into her courses. Her current scholarship focuses on democratic theory, humanism and human rights, terrorism and torture, as well as the changing moral, political, social and cultural landscapes of the "digital age."